I'm Canadian and lived in the Atlanta area for a long time. I acclimated to the heat down there as much as I probably could, but I still found summers to be pretty brutal. On top of that I've lost a lot of my resistance to cold, at least from my perspective. I moved to the Seattle area at the start of 2013, so perhaps easy access to snow in the winter will help me recover that.
In relationship matters I'm polyamorous, with an emphasis on the "amorous". I don't do casual sex or hookups, I require there to be an emotional connection before starting anything physical, and usually feel more comfortable if my partners roll the same way. In a general sense I'm looking for new friends or activity partners and, while I'm not actively seeking anything more than that, if something good develops beyond those two things I think that's cool.
The definition of Polyamory that I adhere to is the original one given by the woman who coined the term, Morning Glory Zell, who said “The two essential ingredients of the concept of ‘polyamory’ are ‘more than one’ and ‘loving.’ That is, it is expected that the people in such relationships have a loving emotional bond, are involved in each other’s lives multi-dimensionally, and care for each other. This term is not intended to apply to merely casual recreational sex, anonymous orgies, one-night stands, pick-ups, prostitution, ‘cheating,’ serial monogamy, or the popular definition of swinging as ‘mate-swapping- parties.” To which I would also add a requirement of informed consent: real polyamory demands that you be open, honest and forthcoming about your involvement with and to all your partners.
Unlike a lot of folks I've met who work from that definition, I don't look down on other forms of non-monogamy, and will support people living those lives, so long as they are practicing consensual, ethical non-monogamy.
Personally, I'm not down with Don't Ask, Don't Tell poly. Not being acknowledged by my partners is a hard limit.
I'm father to a grown son who still lives in Georgia.
I am mellow, confident, and easy to talk to.
You can find my photography at http://www.flickr.com/photos/aflennik.